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in charlotte . can barak obama recapture the magic of his convention four years ago. we'll discuss the plan this week that david axelrod top strategist for the obama campaign. it is it a fox news sunday exclusive . how will the democrats defend the president's economic record. we'll ask convention expert antonio villaraigosa . we'll ask our sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in the campaign. all right now on "fox news sunday". and hello again from fox news, today in the queen city charlotte, north carolina, site of the democratic national convention. our sky box is high up in the time warner arena, home of the bob cats and starting tuesday, first two days of the convention and happy labor day weekend everyone. the holiday used to signal the start of the campaign, both sides have hit each other hard for monthings. the democrats prepare to nominate obama for a second term. we are joined by top strategist david axelrod. >> guest: thank you, chris. >> chris: anyone in the democratic convention four years ago remembers the magic there and since of hope andendless possibili
testify>> chris: i'm chris wallace. mitt romney tries to bounce back. and president obama faces new questions about the deadly attack in lib yampt -- libya. with the white house changing its story about what happened on the assault in the u.s. consulate in benghazi there is new criticism of the president's foreign policy. will national security be a campaign issue? we'll sit down with obama senior advisor robert gibbs. and caught on tape mitt romney's comments of people who don't pay federal taxes thal not support him. can he find a way out of this mess. we'll ask governor scott walker. gibbs and walker only on "fox news sunday". new polls give a boost to the president. we'll ask our sunday group if the upcoming debates are romney's best chance to turn things around. a stop in a burger joint and kids on a campaign flight. we'll go on the trail on "fox news sunday". hello again from fox news in washington. with anti-american violence across the islamic world and growing questions about what really happened in the u.s. consulate in libya, national security has finally become part of t
advisor, glenn hubbard who a senior advisor to mitt romney and from austan goolsbee who is a obama advisor. the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent because 368,000 people stopped looking for work. the percentage of americans in the labor force is 63.5 percent lowest since 1981 force participation was where it was when obama took office unemployment would be len.2 percent. why is the job's picture so different. >> a million more people are unemployed. there is structural head winds to be sure but it is a story about growth. we could do better with better policy. fed chairman bernanke argued that two million of the jobs were created as a result of the feds policy. we have weak policy in the government indeed. >> why is job creation so bleak and how can a president who says he is looking out for a middle class and work force participation is at a 30 year low. >> we'll separate two things. good month and in bad months, all economist say. you never want to take one month's report. if you look at over the last year the unemployment is down a full percentage point for people getting new jobs
>>> for barack, these issues are not political. they are personal. >> first lady michelle obama brings the democratic national convention to its feet. the powerful message she delivered to voters. >> reporter: we're live in morgan hill where several things are happening today involving missing teen, sierra lamar. we'll tell you who is visiting the search center an what's been planned for later on today. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, september 5th. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of the shooting that leaves a -- that leaves a chp officer, kenyon youngstrom, fighting for his life. he was shot yesterday by a man in a jeep. alex savidge is at the john muir medical center with an update on the officer's condition. >> reporter: i just spoke a short time ago with the chp spokesperson who told me that wounded officer's family members and fellow officers have remained here at his bedside throughout the my. he's in icu here and at last check does remain in critical condition. the chp identified the o
from the recession makes reelection anything but certain. today president barack obama made his case for a second term. we have team coverage. amber lee followed today's speech. but we begin with ken pritchett, inside the national convention where the president said times have changed but so have i have. >> reporter: we heard a lot of things that could be more rousy, more aimed at getting a reaction but the message was what we were looking for. the president says his plan restructure it is middle class but that it takes time. >> you elected me for the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years to fix challenges that have built over decades. >> reporter: republicans at their convention talked about america's problems not about how to fix those problems. >> all they had to offer was the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high, try another. feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: mr. obama talked about the accomplishments about his administra
:07. tonight at the dnc president obama's speech will be the major focus of attention. now last night former president bill clinton praised president obama, but he also shined the spotlight on the woman behind the man. >> after last night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> it was the second night of rousing speeches at the democratic national convention as former president clinton officially nominated president obama for a second term. coming up for you at 6:fine more of the highlights from that speech and the comparison made between bill clinton and the current commander in chief. >>> social media is making a very strong appearance at both of the colorado conveniences. twitter reports a spike in the number of tweets sent out. during the 2008 conventions there were 360,000 tweets. so far this year twitter is close to 9 million tweets for the two conventions combined. >>> there are also more google searches and blogs about the conventions being recorded. >> some of san francisco street lamps are in bad shape, according to the chronicle there are 232 of the lights
that is james taylor performed there welcoming them to charlotte. tonight michelle obama is featured speaker. the 37-year-old mayor of san antonio texas gives the keynote address and will try to convince latinos that president obama deserves their vote. >> through any score, immigration, education, health scare, an any number of issues he has been a very effective advocate for the latino community. >> president clinton will address the delegates wednesday night and president obama closes out the convention thursday night with his acceptance speech. >>> the california delegation in charlotte held a celebration yesterday honoring nancy pelosi's 25 years of leadership. she told the delegates her goal in november is to re-elect president obama and win the 25 seats they need to take back a majority in the house of representatives. we will have live coverage all week long. >>> we will have our first live report from charlotte this morning coming up at 5:15. >>> right now it is 4:55. republican presidential candidate mitt romney won't be spending this week on the campaign trail. instead he will spe
police turns ugly >>> a new international development, hours before president obama speaks at the united nations, what iran did this morning and how it's creating new tensions in the mild east. the morning news continues. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it's tuesday, september 25. >> good morning. thank ing us. let's check in with steve for the weather. >> temperatures look like inland they will warm up. by the week kenned even the coast can get in on a warmer pattern. until then, we have morning fog. temperatures will be about 65. inland, more what the way of about 85. >> san mateo bridge traffic looks pretty good. the morning travels doing well in san jose. >> thank you. we have developing news this morning that we have been covering since 4:30. a second suspect is in police custody. we have video of a man being taken away. this is one of two men suspected of breaking into a substation at about 2:45 this morning. officers saw them and started chasing. one office and suspect were actually hurt during a struggle. they will both be okay, they say. dozens of off
speeches. first, vice president joe biden and then president obama will accept the nominations and try to convince the country why he should be reelected. ken joins us live from charlotte. >> reporter: the california delegates that we talked to said they do not expect president obama to spend much time tangling with republicans. >> ♪ ♪ in my mind i'm going to carolina ♪ >> reporter: even with the likes of south carolina favorite james taylor, there are no greater stars than the thousands of delegates and guests in this arena than tonight's main speakers. >> that's a no-brainer. we want to hear from obama. >> joe biden is a firecracker and i always love hearing him speak. >> biden sometimes has slipups but i'm sure he's gone through the speech multiple times. >> reporter: vice presidential convention speeches typically try to gut the opposition, but the tone may be different, since biden is speaking on the same night as the president. >> i don't think you're going to see that. i think this president has decided what you heard from bill clinton last night. >> reporter: president ob
.s. under new rules from the obama administration. ktvu janine de la vega live with this story on more what this change means and how people can apply. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we are here at san jose state university a college many undocumented youth dream of attending. in just two hours they will be able to get help in filling out applications to obtain temporary legal status in the u.s.. now several hundred people are expected to come to catholic charities in san jose for a workshop on obama's deferred action program. the plan stops the deportation of many undocumented immigrants. republican critics accuse obama of drafting the plan to help boost his standing with latinos. i spoke to a san jose man that told me in spanish why he thinks the plan is needed. >> i have papers but i support the program. i know a lot of young people in san jose that would benefit because they want to continue their education. >> reporter: to qualify for the program immigrants must prove they came to the u.s. before they were 16 are 30 or younger are in school, graduated or served in the m
. about 26 people are now being helped by the red cross. >>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. >> former president bill clinton fires up the crowd at the democratic national convention. we are heading there live to bring you reaction of last night and a plea view of what is up tonight. >>> and meteorologist mark tamayo will have the weather. and volunteers turn out to help a bay area veteran. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at over 17,500 chase atms all for one flat fee of $4.95 per month. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> highway 17 was shut down in both directions for several hours overnight. the cab of a truck carrying liquid nitrogen melted after catching fire around 10:00 p.m. it happened near summit road in the santa cruz mountains. the fire burned part of the hillside as well but flames did not g
and will remain in the hospital. >>> turning to election news now. tonight democrats will name president obama their candidate after a highly anticipated speech by former president bill clinton. last night president obama and his daughters watched the first lady address the convention from the white house. earlier in the day the president continued his campaigning in virginia. he told the crowd that whatever he said would be a distant second to what they would hear from his wife later this night. >> i am going to be at home watching it with our girls and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry, because when michelle starts talking i start getting all misty. >> when it came time to deliver her speech she entered to cheers a standing ovation and a little stevie wonder. ♪ [ music ] >> the first lady told the crowd the past four years has not changed her husband. she talked about his efforts for students, women and healthcare and reminded people that real change will take time and she talked about one of the best parts of her job as first lady. >> everywhere i have gone and the peo
for the re-election of president obama. >> one of the main reasons we ought to reelectricity president obama is that he is still committed to constructive cooperation. look at his record. >> tonight, president obama is expected to officially accept his party's nomination but at a smaller venue than originally planned. >> coming up at 77:15. we will go to charlotte and why he said president obama had it much worse hand he did. >> reporting a number of tweets from the political conventions. and interest was a total of 360,000 tweets so far this year. twitter is close to 9 million tweets for the two conventions come pined. >> still have another day for the democratic convention and more google searches and blogs compared to 2,008. >> big rig fire shut down highway 17 last night. it was at summit road near the santa cruz mountains. the fire burned the front end of a semi and part of a hillside. but it did not breakthrough the tank holding the haul of nielt tree general. >> these refrigerated cry owe generallic tanks -- cryogenic tanks are very well insulated. >> northbound lanes were closed for
the world's oil passes through. >>> meanwhile, president obama prepares to speak. coming up, what the president is saying about efforts to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >>> time is now 7:06. computer experts reportedly have found a way to get a free ride. an analyst discovered he could use his lap top computer to read the data on muni's paper limited use cards and then reset them. then, he created an app that would allow his smart phone to do the same thing. now, he says he is not releasing that app to the public. instead, he notified muni to the problem and reportedly they are going to fix it. >>> coming up at 7:07, i want to check in with value on what is happening on i -- sa l on what's happening on i-4. >> reporter: looking a lot more normal today. traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive out to the willow pass grade. also, this morning's commute is not all that bad. that have traffic moves pretty well. there is a slow down but it is only about 15 to 20 minutes which is very typical. we have had some slow traffic this morning. i think we do have the maps the
. president obama addressed the assembly yesterday and said time is running out for iran to settle dispute over its nuclear program. >>> two political heavy weights are added to the list of people upset over that controversial referee call. coming up in nine minutes the impact of the fofootball game o the presidential race. >>> now 4:36. the chp is investigating a frightening rolling shootout on interstate 580 in castro valley. take a look. you can see the bullet holes in this ford taurus. someone in a passing car opened fire on that car around 7:30 last night. the driver and passengers of the ford left the car on the side of the freeway and ran off. the driver of the other car also got away. so far no reports of injuries or arrests but the chp shut down two miles of westbound 580 for 90 minutes while officers searched for evidence. >>> coming up on 4:37. let's go over to sal to check in on the early morning commute. hi sal. >> good morning, pam. we are off to a nice start if you are driving around the bay area any time soon. let's take a look at interstate 80 westbound it looks pretty goo
. >>> michelle obama took center stage tonight as the democratic national convention opened in charlotte south carolina. the first lady praised her husband saying he's the man to trust to revive this nation's economy. ktvu's ken pritchett live at the convention hall to tell us about that and also the one person she never mentioned. ken-- >> reporter: well frank we didn't talk to a delegate today who wasn't excited about the prospect of hearing from michelle obama tonight. she talked about family, the presidency and took what could be seen as a not so subtle swipes at the opposition. first lady michelle obama entered to cheers and an arena full of delegates on their feet and an enthusiasm that endured through her speech. she says the enthusiasm has not changed for her husband. >> barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. >> reporter: she talked of their family scrapping to mange ends meet and as a young couple paying for college. >> we were so young, so in love. and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest r
told the country from the democratic national convention last night why president obama should be re-elected. >> -- barack obama to be the next president of the united states and i proudly -- >> -- delegates that president obama needed four more years to continue repairing the economy. coming up more highlights from president clinton and the big conclusion set for tonight. >>> twitter is reporting a record number of tweets from the two political conventions. during the 2008 there was a total of 360,000 tweets. so far this year twitter is close to 9 million tweets for the two conventions combined. there are also more google searches and blogs about the conventions being recorded. >> wow. >> that is how people communicate now. >> it is. 5:07. tara is back to get you to where you need to go. another brush fire. >> yeah, we had one earlier there earlier in oakland and now there is a brush fire on 80 eastbound near the carquinez bridge so it is a developing situation. we will keep you posted. >>> the east shore freeway 80 westbound those headlights seems like traffic is moving along nicel
outdoors. convention organizers moved outside after forecasters warned pf possible thunderstorms. obama is set to takk the ssage in a bit. they are a bit behind schedule tonight. the vice president is running a it has been an impassioned coliseum in ears and othhrs up and cheering. let us listen as the vice president finishes foo us this eveninn. >> you are the one -- the reason why we are still better positioned than any country in the world to lead the 21st century. you never quit on america. you deserve a president who will never quit on you. our republican upon a chance -- our republican opponentt are wrong about this -- america is not in decline. i have news forrgovernor romney and congressman ryan -- gentleman, it never makes senne. it has never been a good bet to bet against the american people. never. my fellow americans, america is coming back. we are not going back. we have no intention of downsizing the american dream. never. neverra good bet. ladies and gentleman, in a moment we will hear from a man whose whole life is a testament to the power of that dream. and whose presi
with the obama administration will do next with the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. then, big questions on capitol hill. who is behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya? and should we cut off foreign aid to governments that fail to protect our diplomats? we'll have the head of the house in it tell against committee, chairman mike rogers. plus, tough talk from both candidates on the middle east. we'll ask our sunday panel if foreign policy will finally become an issue in this campaign. and our power players of the week. using their washington clout to fight a devastating disease. all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> and hello again from fox news in washington. we'll talk with ambassador rice and chairman rogers in a moment. first here is the latest on the situation overseas. protesters have attacked u.s. targets in more than 20 nations. citing concerns over security the state department ordered all nonessential u.s. government personnel to leave sudan and tunisia and in libya there are reports of more arrests in the attack that killed four americans includi
today, president obama is heading to louisiana to sure i have the after the of hurricane isaac. the president will meet emergency workers who have been trying to evacuate people from areas that are still flooded and restore power. republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited the area on friday. later this week, president obama will join democrats in charlotte, north carolina, for their national convention, and coming up at 7:15, have a live report from charlotte with the one question democrats will have to answer this week as they officially renominate president obama for another run for the white house. >>> time now 7:70. students and teachers say they will rally tomorrow outside of san francisco city hall in an effort to save city college. now, the school is at risk of possibly shutting down. the state has cut more than $03 million in funding for the city college over the past three years. that has led to a reduction in class sizes, cancellation of summer sessions and some unfilled teaching jobs. leaders say they plan to launch the yes on aid campaign. they're hoping t
election 2012 news president obama leaves charlotte, north carolina today after last nights big speech at the democratic national convention and he heads to the battleground states of new hampshire and iowa. he's hoping last night's speech will give him a boost in the polls. now the president formerly accepted the democratic nomination for president in front of more than 20,000 screaming convention delegates. some political analysts say his speech was a rousing one but they say more importantly it was forward looking. the president touched on many issues including the war on terror, medicare, alternative energy, and middle class tax cuts. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes our road is longer but we travel it together. >> the president's new goals include recruiting 100,000 math and science teachers, cutting tuition increases in half and reducing the deficit by $4 trillion in the next decade. and the republican challenger mitt romney was not ready for the pressures of the white ho
're not better off, we're worse off. >> a war of words on the presidential campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney battle it out in battleground states. >> president obama's secret beer recipe is now public. where you find the once coveted formula. >>> firefighters say they are making progress in controlling a fire that's destroyed five homes and seven out buildings. still threatening homes and commercial properties tonight. it's 58% contained. 40,000 take aircraft acres have burned. >>> a fast moving fire consumed two houses in concord. it started early this morning. the victims were lucky to get out safely. >> reporter: from a block away you could see a tower of smoke blowing from the rooftops on this residential street. the fire started after 2:00 a.m. in the garage of the home on the left. within minutes the flames spread next door. the people inside both homes were asleep. >> the smoke alarms didn't go off for whatever reason, we don't know. they were lucky. >> reporter: their neighbor heard the fire. >> just the popping. coming out from the windows and stuff like that. then
of contempt. plus president barack obama response. ktvu channel 2 morning news -- plus president barack obama responds. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning welcome to a brand-new day, i am dave clark. >> welcome, steve paulson has the forecast and it's cooler today. >> yes, it is cooler, but i am telling you, there are some cooler readings leading the pack at 43 degrees this morning and most locations are not that high but highs are 60s and 70s and very low 80s, here is sal. >>> traffic on marin is looking good if you are driving towards san rafael and traffic looks good in marin county and also traffic looks good on the san mateo bridge, let's go back to dave and pam. >>> one firefighter was injured fighting an apartment fire. ktvu channel 2 morning news reporter ann rubin was first to report on the scene and has more on the rescue of a woman and her dog and a look at the damage, ann ? >> reporter: take a look, it was a tricky one for firefighters not easy to access and in the end, he was taken to the hospital with minor burns. the fire apparently started in a second fl
, president obama will address the united nations and iran will be a major focus. coming up for you at 5:15, what the president is expected to say. >>> congresswoman man bash ra -- bash ra lee -- barbara lee will host a gathering to tow laws -- introduce laws that would make voters show id to vote. the event will be held at 11:00 a.m. in oakland. >>> a bill signed by the governor will allow salve salves to register to vote on election day. -- californias to register to vote on election day. >>> the time is 5:08. how is the east shore doing? >> doing well, dave and pam. we up to a decent start and hoping it will stay quiet. we can hope anyway. westbound 80 traffic moving well. the morning travels looks good at the toll plaza and we usually get a crowd at 6:15. so if you want to upp ahead of that -- jump ahead of that, get on over here soon. northbound 280 traffic looks good. eighty-five, that has some crowding, but not so bad yet. back to steve. >> thank you. cooler yesterday. probably the coolest day of the week. the coast and bay will have to wait until thursday to warm up. morning fog
is on the campus. >>> in the race for the white house mitt romney and president barack obama are headed to the same state. coming up, the new television ads from the obama campaign which include the secretly recorded video of mitt romney. >>> you tube refused to remove videos. they could jailed for up to a law. they ban insults during an election campaign. google plans to appeal. >>> rebels are attacking a military building in damascus. there are more than 300 people who died yesterday and it was the bloodiest day in this month long crisis. they estimate 700,000 refugees may flee syria by the end of this year. >>> back here in the u.s. football fans are happy. the nfl strike is over. the regular refs have reached an eight year deal which includes a retirement plan. the regular refs will be back tonight. the nfl caught a lot of heat after the refs blew that touchdown call at the end of monday night's game between the seahawks and green bay packers. regular revs will be -- regular refs are back starting tonight. >> no pressure, sal, how is the commute? >>> we still have more slow traffic building at
to more than 30,000 deaths. >>> the white house says president obama will call israeli prime minister netanyahu to follow up on their speeches. net drew a red line on a diagram of a bomb saying iran was close to completing the second stage of nuclear enrichment. the leader and president obama disagree on how to confront iran. some critics say president obama snubbed net by not -- netanyahu by not meeting with him in person. >>> raising cash on the campaign trail. romney makes stops in boston where fundraisers are expected to combine $8 million. president obama will keep his campaign close to washington where he has three fundraising events scheduled over the weekend. both candidates will be preparing for the presidential debate in denver. >>> 4:44, comedian roseanne barr is also running for president. she wants to legalize marijuana. >> government is not supposed to be run like a business. >> barr attended a forum on medical marijuana last nite. the former tv star is the peace and freedom party's presidential nominee, a role she takes seriously. >> i'm not doing it for publicity but m
, and that president obama deserves another term. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us what happened at the end of clinton's speech that really brought down the house. ken? >> reporter: president clinton used his own experience as president describing how he started with the poor economy, and ended with one that was skyrocketing, suggesting that the current economy could do the same if president obama is reelected. president bill clinton, welcomed like a rock star, energized this crowd like no other. his was a presidency that started with economic problems. but he said mr. obama's situation was worse. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: mr. clinton focused on the economy with harsh criticism of republican economics woven in. >> the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he said they're fighting job growth. >> the republicans balked the president's
of oakstedram university in april. medical marijuana advocates blasted president obama saying he broke a commitment to respect state law. >> president obama alook a -- along with the rest of them are attacking us. >> reporter: do you smoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription. and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years for most of my life as a matter of fact at this point. >> reporter: rosanne's running meat, cindy sheehan. they hope they can get more people registered to the freedom party. eric rasmussen. >>> in eight minutes tonight, voters lined up to cast their ballots. the voting that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authoritie
. to the left you can see a lot of tourists taking pictures of the stand sculpture of president obama made from sand brought in from the beach. >> the point is we don't have an option to vote for change. >> reporter: at a park close to downtown that -- charlotte they gathered. >> the problem is these parties don't represent us. >> they represent corporations not the people. >> reporter: their numbers were relatively low, less than a thousand and their march mostly unevidentful as they were surrounded by a very visible and constant police presence downtown. >> tight, very tight. you can't go one block and not see several security officers. >> reporter: charlotte resident ballard says this city has been waiting years for this week. >> it's unbelievable. it's spectating because you know we host a lot of events in the city of charlotte but this, this tops it. >> reporter: the first two days of the convention will be held at time warner cable arena, the stage is set. this is will first lady michelle obama and president clinton will speak. >> hearing obama talk thursday night and seeing that stadium
a shortage of teachers. >>> the obama administration is forcing illegal immigrants out of the country at record levels. a new homeland security report said last year they detained 429,000 illegal immigrants. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement also removed 188,000 known criminals from the united states. supporters say more needs to be done to help immigrants who want to stay in the united states. >> we need workers. we don't have a good system to admit them legally. >> homeland security say the number of people trying to cross the boarder dropped to a 40 year low but the administration still needs to do more to address the 12 million illegal immigrants thought to be living in the united states. >>> here in milpitas, compassion and concern for a store clerk killed during a robbery this weekend. the latest details police just released half hour ago. >> a coast guard crew had a busy weekend saving six people in a single day. we will show you some of the rescue video coming up. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> there
and the delegates will soon take their seats at the democrat convention to support president obama in his bid for four more years. nicole collins is in charlotte, north carolina with a preview of tonights featured speakers. >> reporter: the presidents better half has a pretty high favorable rating among americans, the obama camp hoping she can once again prove to be a positive force for his campaign. >> michelle obama on a dry run of the stage she's set to speak from tonight. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night is expected to provide a personal touch when speaking about her husband. >> michelle obama's speech will be as important as the presidents because michelle obama is the most popular thing about the white house and she is what a lot of independent voters still love about the white house. it's her. >> as the dnc prepared to get under way in north carolina monday, republican vice president shall nominee gpaul silvi ryans campaigning a couple hundred miles away in the same state. >> a change is clear. the differences is no matter what they say in charlotte this week,
festival featuring james taylor. an event called carolina fest that drew a sea of obama supporters. >> what's exciting is to see the energy grow and grow and grow because this is going to be a hard risk. >> reporter: robins is with the carolina convention that before the carolina fest threw a celebration of its own celebrating nancy pelosi's service. >> you have seen president obama's agenda we cannot afford that for another two years. >> reporter: pelosi is here to fire up the bay. she's joined by national states and local democratic leaders. >> so yes it's localizing the base not just for california. we in oakland do a lot of phone banking for the rest of the country. >> reporter: for pelosi this election is more than about a president it's about getting democrats to the poll to win back a house majority, they are 25 seats short. >> we think the drive for 25 is a doable one. we think that california is essential to it. >> reporter: as thousands of people celebrated away from the convention floor this afternoon. first lady michelle obama walked the stage at time warner cable arena preparin
yesterday. it ended with a highly anticipated speech. michelle obama took the stage to huge applause and cheers. coming up for you at 5:15 we will take you live to charlotte, north carolina. we will bring you more reaction to her speech and also tell you who will step on to the big stage today. >>> also this morning u.n. secretary-general bon has called on them to end the attacks there. at least 23,000 people have been killed there. today at least 75 people were killed there, including 23 children. on top of that there is a refugee crisis, more than 230,000 people have fled syria, seeking refuge in neighboring countries. >> happening now firefighters in caloosa county are working to contain two wildfires burning east of clear lake. they started before 4:00 yesterday afternoon off highway 16 in the rumsy canyon area, it is closed. take a look at the mach, map, from there to there. the fires have burned 1200 acres, so just only 10% contained at this point. >>> a third fire burning near road 27 in yellow county is 90% contained. >>> firefighters also making progress on that wildfire b
work part time for the obama administration and budget office. they see the national debt clock staring them in the face. they see a debt crisis and they ignore and pretend it didn't happen. >> during a campaign stop in ohio ryan told the crowd he is angry his beloved green bay packers were as he said robbed of a victory. president obama talked about it as well saying it's time to bring the regular nfl referees back to the job. >>> controversial play that ended monday nights sea hawks packers game has the nfl negotiating with referees again after seeing this last chance hail marry pass as a touchdown. espn reports the meetings lasted until early this morning. negotiations are expected to resume later today as well. so-called replacement refs initially made two different calls on that play. >>> the san francisco giants do not plan to add cabreras name to their post season roster. cabrera was suspended for 50 games for violating major league assistance abuse policy. the team could choose to use him during the national league championship series. of course if the team makes it that far. >>
to know what the obama administration knew before the attack. coming up for you at 6:15, we'll take you live to our washington, dc bureau on how this controversy is growing. >>> nobel peace prize winner, the opposition leader from burma comes to the bay area. she's at an event organized by silicon valley tech billionaires. it will also feature other global activists. then tomorrow, she'll be at the university of san francisco. she will be addressing the local burmese community. the tour included meeting president obama. >>> the u.s. postal service says this coming sunday it will default on a health care fund. >>> members of congress left the nation's capital without approving funds for the postal service. this is the second default in two months, but the deall the will not apparently impact postal operations and employees will still be paid. later this morning a groundbreaking ceremony is being held for the bart extension to san jose. today's work is being done near interat a time 880. that project is expected to enhance the area for cars by widening mission boulevard. crews will be ins
will address the construction, the political heavyweight lending president obama a lending hand. >>> today the city of petaluma will hold a celebration for the little league champs. the parade starts at walnut park. each player will ride in a convertible or hot rod car and it is a proclamation to the team. they can take pictures with a fundraising drive to help a little league team from uganka, hopefully, the weather today will cooperate for everyone lining the streets as they honor those 12-year-olds out there. it is gorgeous out there. put on the sun block. we will have sunshine. it will be in the upper 70s. for the second half of the day. waking up with patchy dense fog. we have a live look there at the he sunshine above the low clout deck and many of us waking up with sunshine this morning in which case we did not yesterday. san jose, and the inward areas. and if you are waking up with sunshine, chances are you are several degrees cooler than where we were yesterday morning at this hour. you can see the satellite giving awe view of the mostly clear skies. as we progress through today.
for the attack in yemen. president barack obama will find those responsible and said, quote, justice will be done. >>> christopher steve develops has been serving in yell men since -- yemen since may. they lit candles for him in 1982 and alumni shared their memories. earlier we spoke to them and one said he spoke to stevens before he left for libya. >> there are four who lost their lives. we are a very small organization and there are only 13,000 diplomats so a loss of four is a big loss for us. >> steve develops' mother now is preparing to fly to washington d.c. and wait for her son's body to come home. >> now we will have continuing coverage on the attack throughout the morning. you will find updates and information from our website any day on with. >>> the discovery of a body in a richmond neighborhood. the case may be related to gunfire in another part of the city, good morning tara. >> reporter: from what we have been able to gather this may have been the result of a botched carjacking. people hear gunshots and the spot shotter also went off in the area. then a couple of minutes
with president obama. he will take part in mock doe baits. the first debate scheduled for october 3rd in denver of the and there will be a total of three debate -- in denver, and there will be a total of three debates. >>> drivers use their personal cars and would-be passengers await for rides through apps. the company doing this prot -- profits and the cab companies say this is not fair because they don't have to do the medallions. >>> let's check in with tara. >> here we go. there you go. very slow going. this stalled car has been moved tole shoulder. -- moved to the shoulder. definitely give yourself extra time. 280 at the 880 interchange, it's kind of slow going. give yourself some exthat time. finally at the -- give yourself some extra time. finally at the bay bridge toll plaza, this has been like this since early this morning. metering lights are on. if you don't have tas track, you will be stuck for an extra 15 minutes this -- fast track, you will be stuck for an extra 15, 20 minutes in here. let's check in with rosemary. >>> a live look at the gray skies over some of our bay area cities
. i think 50s, 70s for the bays and 80 inland. >>> president obama heads to new york city as world leaders gather for the world assembly. alison burns has more on why it could be a frustrating week for the president. >> reporter: these meetings will be dominated by the talk of the war in syria, the deadly protests over that anti-islamic video and nuclear tensions with iran. but there are not expected to be any major breakthroughs. iranian's president makes his concerns about the possibility of israel striking their nuclear facility. >> when it comes to our national security decisions, any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am gonna block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: now, president obama hosts the reception for world leaders tonight, he's expected to use his speech tomorrow to condemn that anti- islamic video and the violence that has come as a result. he's not expected, though, to announce any new initiative. reporting live from, alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. opposition groups in syria are now pledging to
. >> last night president clinton told the crowd that president obama deserves another term. he said his presidency started out with economic problems but what president obama walked into was much worse. a theme the california attorney general touched upon when she compared the economic policies of both candidates. >> a choice between holding wall street accountable or let it write its own rules. >> delegates say last night's speeches were inspirational and an appropriate build up to president obama. set to accept the nomination tonight. >>> this morning vice-president joe biden did a walk through for his speech tonight. advisors say he will he describe what he saw as president obama made hard decisions and accept his party's nomination for the poss of vice-president tonight. >>> thousands of people, including volunteers won't be able to see them speak tonight. a severe weather threat changed the venue for their speeches from the outdoor bank of america stadium to a much smaller time warner cable a arena. you will be able to see it here. we will carry the speeches live and on our websi
continues to help others. >>> president obama heads from charlotte, north carolina to new hampshire. the president formerly accepted the democratic nomination in front of a crowd of 20,000 people. his speech was cruising but more important -- was rousing but more importantly informative. >> if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone gets their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, than i need you to vote is this november. >> goals include 170,000 -- and trimming the deaf sit by half a trillion dollars in the next ten years. >> they relate to us on a personal level. i feel like they can really relate to my life, my struggles and my dream. >> the san francisco democratic party held a watch party at the labor union hall. big names in attendance include former san francisco mayor willie brown and john burton. hundreds of people expecting to attend the convention final night were shut out and denied the chance to see the president's acceptance speech live even though they had tickets. what happened coming up. >>> president is hoping for a big post
. president barack obama is in cincinnati ohio where he announced the white house is aggressively going after unfair trade practices by china. president barack obama is demanding china's government stop subsidizing that which costs jobs. >> these are subsidies that directly harm working men and women on the assembly line in ohio and across the midwest. it is not right, it is against the rules and we will not let it stand. >> reporter: the obama administration plans to ask the world trade organization to take action against china for subsidies. >>> and mitt romney fired back against the president's statements today and mitt romney issued a statement accusing mr. obama for ignoring china for too long. he called it too little too late for middle-class families and mitt romney promised he will work from his first day in office to compete in the global market. >> he got the feeling it was easier to find a pet, a lot of pet than it was to find a lot of human being. >> away area woman said he is looking for a missing loved one who was last seen on a train. >>> and the bay area weather is about to ch
a transcript of the speech. >>> our exclusive new ktvu field poll finds president obama finds a lead against voters. 58% of likely vote for president obama. romney draws 35% support. president obama also has a 58% approval rating and that's the highest in the last years. >>> a new proposal to track who's campaigning online and the wide reaching impact that could have on tweets, facebook posts and blogs. >>> occupy demonstrators today obeyed a police deadline to dismantle their tents in san francisco justin herman plaza. protesters took down their tents by 6:00 a.m. but about a dozen people stayed behind. some street vendors tell ktvu they were sorry to see the protesters come back saying last year's demonstrations hurt their business. >>> we are learning new details tonight about the scene at law enforcement scandal. authorities revealed san ramon attorney mary nolan was arrested today. the indictment claims nolan worked to illegally eves drop on the spouses of his clients. mary nolan is scheduled to appear in court on those charges as well as tax evasion next tuesday. >>> oakland police ar
will be released at the beginning of october. so far, president obama is leading romney in the fundraising race. a director of the sunlight foundation tells first business that so far, the obama campaign has brought in around $730 million overall. mitt romney collected around $560 million in checks. bill allison of sunlight says the president's cash advantage has given his campaign more spending power. "what we're seeing is in part because of all of that fundraising advantage that obama has. he has a huge spending advantage too. so far, for the reports that we have, which is through the end of july, he's spent around $111 million on political ads. romney has spent overall $48 million. but about $18 million of that was to fend off opponents for the republican nomination. so romney has really only spent about $30 million making his case for the general election." allison notes that spending on political ads may have helped obama in some swing states including ohio, where he leads in the polls. both candidates are campaigning in one such swing state today - florida. high-speed trading is getting a
. the campaign says that is because it is a private home. >>> president obama will be back in san francisco for a fundraiser on monday, october 8th. this morning he was in virginia. there he challenged mitt romney on his promise to change things in washington, d.c. >> one thing i have learned is their is that you can't change washington just from the inside, you change it from the outside. you change it because people are mobilized. you change it with the help of ordinary americans. >> we have added years -- >> mr. obama also spoke by satellite to the senior lobbying group aarp in new orleans. the president defended his plan for medicare and social security. >>> when it comes to campaign finances, president obama has about 88 million dollars available to spend in the six and a half weeks before the november election. romney has 50 million on hand but also needs to repay 15 million dollars he borrowed on a campaign loan. >>> anti-american protests grew violent today in pakistan. police fired tear gas and bullets at protesters in islamabad. at least 19 people have died in protests across pak
that contained a loaded gun. >> president obama and mitt romney are campaigning hard today in the key swing state of ohio. a new cbs poll out today gives mr. obama a 10-point lead over mitt romney in ohio. about 90 minutes ago, the president spoke to a crowd of cheering students at bowling green state university. he said romney is a big believer in top down economics. >> they basically think if we spend 5 trillion-dollar on tax cuts that favor the very wealthy, then, don't boo. vote. >> vote. >> today, mr. obama's campaign staff confirms reports that they will spend three days in nevada preparing for the presidential debate. >> mitt romney face as uphill battle in westerlyville and he received a big boost from jack nicklaus. he called him a fellow champion in business and economics. he said as president he would strengthen america. >> i will strengthen america. and i will strengthen our values and homes and our economy to make sure this economy can ignite our capacity to put people to work and provide the resources we need to have the strongest military in the world. >> romney criticized obama's
obama and mitt romney are campaigning today in the break -- battleground state of virginia. >> thank you! thank you! >> the president attended a midday rally in virginia beach. it's a generally republican area that's home to many families, retirees and civilian workers. virginia went from mr. obama in 2008 and he leads in the polls there now. today, the president -- today, the president talked about opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled. we don't believe the government should not help folks who are not helping themselves but we believe in -- in country and we believe in a country where hard work pays off. >>> romney talked about national security in springfield, virginia. he said the world is a dangerous place and president obama is not doing enough to protect the american people. >> i'm concerned about the direction america is headed. the white house proposed a sequestration, kind of a gun to your head opportunity which is if congress couldn't get the job done and president couldn't lead them, they would make devastating cuts to the military. >> the two fa
for several hours. president obama traveled to fort bliss texas today to mark two years since the ends of major combat. he also applauded all the troops still in combat. >> two years ago i told you we would keep up the fight in afghanistan. i know some of you recently got back. on behalf of a grateful nation welcome home. >> reporter: the president also talked about the victims of hurricane isaac and said the federal government will do everything it can for them. the president also plans to visit the gulf coast on mondays. >>> the republicans had their week now it is the democrats turn as they hope to motivate voters to reelect president obama. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland. she talked with a father- daughter delegate team headed out tomorrow for north carolina. >> reporter: tonight we spoke with an analyst who says they expect the atmosphere from this year's convention to be better than two years ago. harpete sandu and 27-year-old daughter tanisia are packing for their trip to the democratic convention. >> you get to wear all your buttons. >> reporter: sandu showed us butt
lake area, how those fires have grown overnight. ♪ [ music ] >> first lady michelle obama is the start f show during the first night of the democratic national convention. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning to you, welcome to a brand new day, wednesday, september 5th, i am dave clark. >> good morning. i am pam cook, thank you for joining us, let's check in with steve paulson for a look at the weather. >> how are you? >> good. >> good. we have clouds and temperatures will come down but inland muggy but right there reports of thunder off of santa cruz into the mountains along with that means a cooler pattern today, 60s, 70s and 80s, back to you. >> thank you, steve. sal is off this morning. we are keeping a close eye on traffic for you, a look at the toll plaza, what is happening there. pretty usual there with people starting to make their way into san francisco and stopping off there on the right part of your screen, slowing down probably through the next hour. >> can i talk abo
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